Introducing Harry Price (1881 – 1948), the British psychic researcher and one of the very first true paranormal investigators. I have not been able to figure out exactly what year this was filmed, but I love it! I love the library and the laboratory, I love that he smokes and uses the ash tray as if it was scripted, I love the eerie chime of the clock. I even love the awkward pauses and the throat clearing. 🙂
For more on Harry and his paranormal research, I very much recommend his book The Most Haunted House in England about the Borley Rectory. I believe it is out of print, but there are usually used copies for sale online. It is like a lesson in taking things back to the basics in an investigation, although Harry was pretty techie for the time period.